WASHINGTON — President Trump will receive a routine physical examination early next year and allow the results to be released by doctors, the White House said Thursday.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement in the wake of what she called "pretty ridiculous questions" about the president's health following a speech on moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem Wednesday. At the end of the speech, Trump appeared to slur his words.
"The president's throat was dry. Nothing more than that," Sanders said.
Modern presidents have been examined by military doctors every year or two, and Trump has not yet disclosed any doctors' visits while in office. Trump's physical will take place at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Trump, now 70, was the oldest president ever elected when he took the oath of office in January.
Trump has had bouts of dry mouth before. In a separate speech last month about his Asia trip, he paused to take a long drink of water.
"I do know that I spent 12 days on the road with him in Asia, and despite the fact that he's a little bit older than me, he had twice the energy that I do, and I'm the one sick now and he's still going," Sanders said last week in response to an earlier question about the president's health.
"So I think he's in pretty good health," he said.